The Travel Expert's Best Travel Deals - 11th April 2023 (2023)

I’ve searched the web so you don’t have to! My best travel deals from Ireland include last minute holidays, short breaks, summer holidays, cruise deals, and super staycations.

This week’s best travel deals include flights to Barcelona Reus for €44, the Amalfi Coast from €87 and Fuerteventura from €98! I also have holidays to Fuerteventura in July, Corfu in August, a 5-star wellness week in the Algarve, a Med cruise on Enchanted Princess, New York and Vegas for New Year, and super staycations.

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Best last minute: Costa Dorada flights for €44!

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Fly from Dublin to Barcelona Reus airport next week for just €44 return – its cheaper than the train to Cork! Stay in one of the beach resorts nearby, such as Salou or Cambrils, and visit the cities of Tarragona or Barcelona. The cosmopolitan resort of Sitges is also within easy reach, as is the mountain range of Montserrat, or why not try some adrenaline rides at Ferrari land.


The adult only 4-star Golden Costa Salou Salou and the popular Estival Centurión Playa Hotel in Cambrils are less than €250 per person for a seven-night stay, and both rated as Excellent on TripAdvisor. I have more ideas and things to do in the area in my Barcelona travel guide:

Read: Where to stay in Barcelona and top things to do

Search flights here 19 – 26th April €44pp

Salou Hotel €249pp

Cambrils Hotel €242pp

Best overnight escape: Barberstown Castle Stay

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Treat yourself to a luxury escape in Barberstown Castle in Kildare. This super deal for just €120 per person includes an overnight stay with breakfast and a 2-course meal, as well as a glass of Prosecco and chocolates in your room on arrival. You will also receive a 10% discount voucher for Kildare Village.


This is valid on selected dates up to 31st July, supplement of €30 per room applies to Friday and Saturday night stays.

Read: 25 Castle stays in Ireland for romantic stays and group getaways

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Best short break: Amalfi Coast flights from €87 in May

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Kick start your summer with a short break in Sorrento. I found return flights from just €87 from Shannon and €138 from Dublin on the 7th of May, and the 4-star Hotel Hermitage is only €249 for a three-night stay including breakfast!


The hotel is located on the outskirts of Sorrento in the pretty village of Sant’Agata sui due Golfi. It is rated as Excellent on TripAdvisor and receives excellent reviews from previous guests.

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See lots more hotel options and top things to do in my travel guide:

Read: The ultimate guide to the Amalfi Coast, top things to do and where to stay

Search flights here 7 – 10 May from €87pp

View hotel here €249pp

Best summer sun: Corfu in August

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I found these chic 4-star apartments in the pretty resort of Messonghi in Corfu. I stayed here a few years ago and loved its relaxed atmosphere and great restaurants. The Ionian Eye Design Studios & Spa is ideal for a couple or friends stay and is located just 80 metres from the beach.


Return flights from Dublin to Corfu are available from €282 with Aer Lingus on the 19th of August, and a seven-night stay here with sea view is €502 per person.

Read: The best luxury hotels in Greece for adult only escapes

View flights here €282pp

View hotel €502pp

Best family holiday: Fuerteventura in July

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If you were following me on Instagram over the past week you will know we had a super family holiday in Fuerteventura. I found return flights for €305 from Shannon on the 16th of July, and €350 from Dublin on the 19th of July. The centrally located Fuentepark apartments are just €777 for a seven-night family stay, or the 4-star all inclusive Arena Suite is €2184 based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing.


There are many more options to choose from including hotels and villas. Read my latest travel guide for more inspiration.

Read: Top things to do in Fuerteventura and where to stay

Search flights here from €305pp

View Fuentepark €777

View All Inclusive €2184

Best family staycation: Clonakilty Park Hotel

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The Clonakilty Park Hotel is one of the most popular family hotels in Ireland. It has an award-winning leisure centre, a three-screen cinema, high ropes and zip wire adventure centre, and family friendly dining options.

Price for a two-night family stay from the 5th or 11th of July is €438, but every time I post an offer here, it sells out quickly, so don’t hesitate!

Read:Where to holiday in Ireland with teenagers – my top 20 picks

Read: 20 hotel deals in Ireland for families this summer – 2 Night stays from €294

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Best luxury break: 5-Star Wellness Week in the Algarve

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Treat yourself to a a 5-star wellness break in the Algarve from just €579. I found flights from €84 from Dublin, €135 from Cork and €152 from Knock on the 8th / 9th of October for seven nights.

Read: Top 10 holiday destinations from Ireland West Airport – Knock

Read: Where to stay in the Algarve, my ultimate guide to the top holiday resorts


A seven-night stay in the 5-star adult-only Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel is just €495 per person including breakfast. This top rated hotel is located in one of my favourite resorts on the Algarve – Alvor, and boasts a dedicated wellness spa over two floors offering an array of therapies and treatments.

The average temperature at that time is a balmy 23 degrees!

Search flights here from €84pp

View hotel €495pp

Best cruise: Mediterranean cruise in July

Cruise the Med on Enchanted Princess this summer – you may recall I cruised on her sister ship last year, Sky Princess. For just €1129 per person you will cruise from Barcelona and visit Spain, France and Italy over seven days. Price includes flights, baggage and transfers, departing on the 8th of July.

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Meals and entertainment are also included and you can upgrade to a balcony cabin for just €100 per person! The Princess Plus package is also available on this cruise, which includes drinks, WiFi and gratuities for €58 per person per day.

Read: My review of Sky Princess

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Best long haul offer: New York & Vegas over New Year

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This two-centre trip will see you ringing in the New Year in New York, where you will spend three-nights at the top rated Kixby Hotel, before flying to Las Vegas for a three-night stay at the Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

Price for all flights, checked baggage and six nights hotel accommodation is just €1389 per person, departing on the 30th of December.

Read: 30 Top things to do in New York

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Best early booking offer: Fuerteventura flights from €98

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Beat the January blues and escape to Fuerteventura for a week! I found return flights on the 10th of January from Dublin for just €98, and a seven-night stay in the top rated Las Marismas apartments is just €239 per person!

There are many more options to choose from including hotels and villas. Read my latest travel guide for more inspiration.

Read: Top things to do in Fuerteventura and where to stay

Search flights here 12 – 19 Jan€98pp

View hotel €239pp


While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, descriptions and prices are taken from third party websites and are subject to change. Please note some of my best travel deals from Ireland include affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.

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